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Stuffing boxes on the 56MS

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  1. Salior John

    Salior John New Member

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    Does anyone have experience as to the maintenance of the stuffing boxes on the propeller shaft and rudder shaft on the 56 MS? Are they both reasonably accessible for an owner operator?
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    Details, Photos, manufacturer, P/N etc.
  3. Salior John

    Salior John New Member

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    Do you have a specific web page for me to reference - I've gone that route that you suggested, thus finding nothing to answer my specific question, I asked here.
    I'm specifically interested in the 56MS, not other Nordhavn vessels.
  4. Capt J

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    Shouldn't they be dripless? If not, I'm sure one could access them. You should be able to pull the old stuff out, and if you pack them with GFO packing, they should go a very long time without doing it again.
  5. menkes

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    Have you tried Nordhavn ?
    There are few types on the market, some you can service in the water, some you must do outside.
    you must find the actual one you have ! Ask Nordhavn !
  6. Salior John

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    I'm in the market and this Nordhavn seems to fit my requirements - but, finding one to board and inspect isn't easy. Besides, about asking Nordhavn, I've gone that route originally and all I got was "we'll give you a the name and location of a broker and you can ask them." I'm not impressed with Nordhavn as a customer service source. I e-mailed a Nordhavn listed marine specialist, and as expected, I got a series of sales call type banter. All in all, trying to get a simple answer about this topic from all sources tells me to look elsewhere for my buying experience. After all, laying down $ 1.2 million and possibly then some should have sparked some kind of experience better than what I'm having. I will admit that this vessel is not a common yacht, thus asking "where is it and how difficult are they to get to and change?" isn't an easy question to answer. My other choice was the Sea Ray 650L Fly. Sea Ray is American made and my experience with them has been outstanding with fact finding and the results thereafter.
    In any event, I sincerely wish to thank all that responded.
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    Well, I would REALLY look at your usage.....they're two totally different types of boats. Unless you have weeks for a vacation and want to be stuck doing 7.5 knots, I'd go for the Searay.......
  8. NewSouthSailor

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    There is Nordhavn Dreamers Group. Google it. I think it might be a good place to ask. There are several knowledgeable owners contributing.

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